A collection of offbeat tales which established the author's reputation. Presenting a portrait of small-town American life, the stories describe the town's beginnings and how it developed as the book's narrator - a skinny boy with wire-rimmed glasses - grows up.
Lake Wobegon Days is the marvellous chronicle of an imaginary place named after an Indian word meaning 'Here we are!' or 'We sat all day in the rain waiting for you.' We learn about the town's beginnings - the first explorers, the Unitarian missionaries who came next, the first school, and the Norwegian and German families who made their homes here.Filled with warmth and humour, sadness and tenderness, songs and poems, Lake Wobegon Days is an unforgettable portrait of small-town American life.
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Garrison Keillor, 'America's tallest radio humorist', was bor n in 1942 in a small town in Minnesota, into a family of Scottish fundamental protestants. His father was a railroad clerk and he was the third of six children. As a child, radio and television were discouraged, but the family were expert at entertaining themselves with evenings of storytelling.In 1966 Garrison Keillor graduated from the University of Minnesota, where he earned his tuition working at the campus radio station. His ambition though was to write - three years later the big breakthrough came when he sold a story to the New Yorker. He immediately gave up his job at the radio station to concentrate exclusively on writing but, ironically, it was an assignment from the New Yorker in 1974, which tempted him back to the radio.Writing about the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville brought back childhood memories of the warmth and spontaneity of the medium, and the result of this was to be Keil
Lake Wobegon Days by Garrison Keillor
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